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Bug 1041337 - The default build target extracts armv7hnl-32 dependencies on ARM
Summary: The default build target extracts armv7hnl-32 dependencies on ARM
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Packaging Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: ARMTracker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-12-12 15:12 UTC by Nicolas Chauvet (kwizart)
Modified: 2015-06-30 00:46 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-30 00:46:19 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Nicolas Chauvet (kwizart) 2013-12-12 15:12:59 UTC
Description of problem:
Using rpmbuild -ba any.spec with the default target produce (armv7hnl-32) instead of (armv7hl-32) style at the build requires and dependency extraction steps.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
always with the default rpmbuild (without using setarch or mock, etc)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpmbuild -ba any.spec 

Actual results:
Provides: libdvbpsi = 1.1.2-1.fc20 libdvbpsi(armv7hnl-32) = 1.1.2-1.fc20

Expected results:
Provides: libdvbpsi = 1.1.2-1.fc20 libdvbpsi(armv7hl-32) = 1.1.2-1.fc20

Additional info:
During the build, the rights ./configure options and the right cflags are used. 
This only occurs with the Buildrequires and dependencies extraction scripts.

It's possible to workaround the problem by using rpmbuild with --target=armv7hl

This problem doesn't occurs with koji. Despite I wasn't able to test if any package was built explicitly with (armv7hnl-32) whereas not expected to.

Comment 1 Nicolas Chauvet (kwizart) 2013-12-12 15:14:19 UTC
Additional info:
The redhat-rpm-config package is installed.

Comment 2 Panu Matilainen 2014-07-08 11:51:44 UTC
FWIW the actual issue is not specific to arm, its a generic issue of macros not getting reloaded after an implicit buildarch change via buildarchtranslate, eg

buildarchtranslate: armv7hl: armv7hl
buildarchtranslate: armv7hnl: armv7hl

Comment 3 Nicolas Chauvet (kwizart) 2014-07-08 12:50:41 UTC
Hello, and thx for your answear.

I'm not sure I understand the answear, (note that this issue predate the issue with neon detection method in recent rpm).

Basically rpmbuild --rebuild *.src.rpm outputs armv7hnl rpm by default (on hardware when neon is available). Whereas I would like it to default to non-neon packages.

Currently this might be handled explicitly at the infrastructure level (koji).
But maybe that's a tweak that should be done within redhat-rpm-config ?

As I expect, most GNU/Linux distro might generate armhfp binaries that doesn't implicitly requires neon. That's why I think this should be a rpm default.

Comment 4 Panu Matilainen 2014-07-08 12:57:00 UTC
The point is that as configured, rpm is *supposed* to default to creating armv7hl binaries whether neon is present or not. And it kinda does in fact, but with (partially) incorrect macros loaded. Which causes stuff like mismatching %{_isa}.

Its a bug in rpm, ages old at that.

Comment 5 Panu Matilainen 2014-07-08 12:59:12 UTC
(In reply to Panu Matilainen from comment #4) 
> Its a bug in rpm, ages old at that.

...and as mentioned in comment #2, the underlying issue is not arm specific in any way.

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